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Table 9 Management of CD in pathology departments (%)

From: Validation study of villous atrophy and small intestinal inflammation in Swedish biopsy registers

Topic 9 out of 10 patients 5–8/10 patients 1–4/10 patients No patients/never Total*
The referral note from the physician contains clinical information 18 (78) 4 (17) 1 (4) 0 (0) 23
The referral note from the physician contains data on macroscopic appearance of the small intestine 7 (30) 8 (34) 6 (26) 2 (9) 23
Suppose that a pathologist is uncertain of the grading of a small intestinal biopsy samples. How often will he/she ask for a second opinion? 5 (23) 5 (23) 8 (36) 4 (18) 22
  1. * Number of respondents (percentages within brackets were calculated based on these numbers).